@2019 Russkaya  Cappella

Supported by Awards For All Scotland and the Robertson Trust
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 UPCOMING EVENTS

Memorial Service for Stuart Campbell

January 30th 2020 - 7.00 pm

Russkaya Capella will sing for the memorial service dedicated to Stuart Campbell. After a new documentary about him, produced by Lin Li, will be shown. The service will take place at Glasgow University chapel.

Chapel Corridor (South), West Quadrangle, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Saturday Lunch Hour Recitals

March 21st 2020 - 12.30 pm

The concert will take place at Paisley Abbey.

PAST EVENTS

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West End Festival: Russkaya Cappella – the first five years

June 14th 2015 Hyndland Parish Church
81 Hyndland Road, G12 9JE
Russkaya Cappella is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an evening of evergreen Russian secular and sacred choral classics. The programme includes music by Bortnyansky, Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Taneyev, Rachmaninoff and Sviridov, with settings of poetry by Fet and A.K. Tolstoy. Singers from the Children’s Singing Studio join

Russkaya Cappella for some items.

East Kilbride: Russkaya Cappella – the first five years

Saturday June 13th 2015, 7.00 pm
The West Kirk, 44 Kittoch Street, East Kilbride
South Lanarkshire, G74 4JW
Russkaya Cappella is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an evening of evergreen Russian secular and sacred choral classics. The programme includes music by Bortnyansky, Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Taneyev, Rachmaninoff and Sviridov, with settings of poetry by Fet and A.K. Tolstoy. Singers from the Children’s Singing Studio join Russkaya Cappella for some items.

“The Day the War Ended”. Gala Concert

Saturday May 9th 2015, 5.00 pm
Banqueting Suite, Glasgow City Chambers
281 George Square, Glasgow City, G2 1DU

Presented by The Russian Cultural Centre (Scotland) in collaboration with the Lord Provost and the International Office of Glasgow City Council and Russian Café Gallery Cossachok to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe Featuring Russkaya Capella, musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Rostov Olympic Reserve Gymnastics School, period dancers and children from Glasgow and Aberdeen

Russian Community Groups.

 

Concert in Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church

Sunday March 8th 2015, 7.30 pm
Fullarton Street, Ayr, KA7 1UB
Russian Orthodox church music, with an emphasis on Lent; Movements from Kastalsky: Requiem for Fallen

 

Festival of Sacred Music 

Sunday February 22nd 2015, 7pm
Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church
West Mayfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ
Russkaya Cappella sings 30 minutes of Russian Orthodox liturgical music in the context of the evening
service, due to finish about 7.45

 

St. Mungo Festival Service

Sunday January 11th 2015, 6.30-8 pm
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street
Glasgow, Glasgow City, G4 0QZ

 

Concert of Russian Choral Music with a Christmas Flavour

Thursday December 11th 2014, 7.30 pm
Reid Concert Hall
The University of Edinburgh, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
Admission is free.UK-Russia International Conference Opening Event organised by the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre as part of UK-Russia Culture Year 2014. Russkaya Cappella will be performing a selection of church music by Russian composers from the 19th and 20th centuries (including Bortnyansky, Rachmaninoff, and Kastalsky), some Christmas songs from the 17th century, and traditional carols from Russia and Ukraine.

Concert in Glasgow University Memorial Chapel

Sunday 9 November 2014, 7.30 pm

Sponsored by the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies in the University of Glasgow

Part I: Russian church music.

Part II: Alexander Kastalsky – Requiem for Fallen Brothers. With the instrumental accompaniment arranged by Graham Hair for string quintet.

 

Concert for the Instituto Italiano di Cultura

Friday 3 October 2014, 8.00 pm

Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Pl, Edinburgh

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St Giles at Six: Concert in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sunday 15 June 2014, 6 pm
 

Concert in Hyndland Parish Church as part of the West End Festival

Saturday 7 June 2014, 7.30 pm

 

Concert in Holy Trinity Church 

Fullarton Street, Ayr, KA7 1UB
Sunday 9 March 2014, 7.30 pm
Admission: £10, concessions £8; school-age children accompanied by parent(s) free of charge

 

Concert in The Mackintosh Church 

Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7EL

Sunday 2 March 2014, 4 pm
Admission: £10, concessions £8; school-age children accompanied by parent(s) free of charge

Shrovetide at Glasgow Russian School

Saturday 1 March 2014, Afternoon
Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow
We join this part of the Russian community for their pre-Lenten celebrations

 

Celebration of St Mungo

12 January 2014, Evening, Glasgow Cathedral

 

Christmas with the Romanovs: 400th anniversary concert

Monday 9 December 2013, 7.30pm
University of Glasgow Chapel
Sponsored by the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies

 

Christmas with the Romanovs: 400th anniversary concert

Friday 6 December 2013, 7.30pm
St Joseph’s Church, Milngavie
Tickets £10 / £8 concession
Join Russkaya Cappella for a concert of festive music for Christmas, and to mark the fourth centenary of the Romanov dynasty. Guest appearance by the talented young voices of the Children’s Singing Studio. Programme includes compositions by Bortnyansky, Lvov, Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Kastalsky as well as traditional Russian music and Ukrainian carols.

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West End Festival Concert

Sunday 16 June 2013

Hyndland Parish Church, Glasgow;

 

The Romanov Dynasty—from Triumph to Tragedy

Sunday 9 June 2013 St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

 

The Romanov Dynasty—from Triumph to Tragedy

Wednesday 5 June 2013 Merchants’ Hall, Edinburgh
Performance at reception hosted by the Consul-General of the Russian Federation to mark Russia Day

Maslenitsa/Shrovetide celebration

Saturday 16 March 2013 Glasgow Russian School

 

The Romanov Dynasty—from Triumph to Tragedy

Sunday 10 March 2013 Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling
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Orthodox Christmas Service
Saturday 7 January 2013 Govan Old Parish Church, Glasgow

 

Concert of Christmas music
Friday 7 December 2012 St Joseph’s Church, Milngavie

 

Mass in honour of the presence there of the icon of the Mother of God of Częstochowa

Wednesday 14 November 2012 St Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow

 

The performance in association with the exhibition ‘Catherine the Great’

Sunday 7 October 2012 National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

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West End Festival concert

Sunday 17 June 2012 St Peter’s, Partick, Glasgow


Monday 11 June 2012 Merchants’ Hall, Edinburgh


Sunday 10 June 2012 Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow

Sunday 27 May 2012 St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

 

Russian Orthodox Easter service

Sunday 14/15 April 2012 St Urban Catholic Church, Leeds

Sunday 18 March 2012 Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

 

Celebration of Butterweek/Maslenitsa/Shrovetide
Saturday 25 February 2012 Glasgow Russian School, Glasgow

Concert under the auspices of the Princess Dashkova Centre, University of Edinburgh

Thursday 23 February 2012 St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh

St Mungo Celebration, a contribution to the celebration of the 1400th anniversary

of the founding of Glasgow
Sunday 8 January 2012 Glasgow Cathedral

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Celebration of Orthodox Christmas
Saturday 7 January 2012 Chapel of St. Andrew, Edinburgh

 

Music for St. Andrew’s Day
Wednesday 30 November 2012 St. Aloysius’ Church, Glasgow
St Andrew is honoured by all the Christian churches; in particular he is not only the patron saint of Scotland but also one of Russia’s patron saints—specifically the protector of the Russian navy. The concert programme contained sacred music celebrating St Andrew, as well as music by some of Russia’s classic composers—Tchaikovsky and Taneyev—and Russian folksongs. In addition, 2011 marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Arctic convoys, which delivered vital supplies to the USSR during the Second World War. Between 1941 and 1945 sailors of the British, Canadian, Soviet and US navies ran the gauntlet of extreme weather, dangerous seas and enemy action on journeys between Iceland or Scotland and Murmansk or Archangel. Thousands of sailors perished on these most dangerous voyages. In their honour ‘Eternal memory’ was sung within the concert.

 

Saturday 3 September 2011 Russian School, Glasgow

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2010-2011 concert year: 10 performances, in the following venues:

Glasgow Cathedral; Glasgow University Chapel; St Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow; Govan Old Parish Church; Sherbrooke St. Gilbert’s Church, Glasgow; St. Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow; St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley.

 

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West End Festival concert

Saturday 19 June 2010, Chapel of the University of Glasgow, concert in the

Concert promoted by the Society of Friends of Glasgow Cathedral

Tuesday 8 June 2010, Glasgow Cathedral,

The participation in ‘Travellers and Oasis’: ‘A synthesis of western classical

and East Asian music’

Sunday 15 March 2010, McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh

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Music for Russian Christmas

Sunday 24 January 2010, St Bride’s Episcopal Church, Glasgow 

Music for Russian Christmas

Sunday 10 January 2010, Romanian Orthodox Church, Glasgow

Contribution to St Mungo Festival

Saturday 9 January 2010, Mitchell Library, Glasgow 

Participation in Orthodox Christmas Liturgy

Thursday 7 January 2010, St Andrew’s Orthodox Chapel, Edinburgh

Participation in Friends of Ardgowan Hospice Annual Christmas Concert

Sunday 13 December 2009, Greenock Town Hall

Orthodox Christmas Vigil

January 6th 2020

Russkaya Capella will sing the Christmas service on the night of 6th January at the Russian Orthodox parish of St Kentigern (located in Govan Old Church).

866 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 3UU 

St Mungo's Day

January 12th 2020 - 4.00 pm

Russkaya Capella will take part at the Church of Scotland festive service in Glasgow cathedral dedicated to St Mungo's day.

Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ

Christmas Carols

December 15th 2019 - 7.00 pm

Russkaya Capella sang Russian Christmas carols at St Luke's Greek Orthodox cathedral in the West End. Greeks and Romanians also sang carols from their respective traditions.

27 Dundonald Rd, Glasgow G12 9LL

 

Christmas Concert

December 13th 2019 - 7.30 pm

The concert took place at Finns Place, which is part of Langside Church in Glasgow's South Side.

167 Ledard Road, Glasgow, G42 9QU

The Spire Concert Series

December 7th 2019 - 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

The concert took place at Renfield St Stephens.

 

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10th Anniversary Concert - West End Festival

June 22nd 2019 - 6.00pm

The concert took place in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.

Russkaya Cappella presented an evening of Russian choral masterpieces rarely performed in the UK.

The programme included religious and secular music by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Kastalsky, Gretchaninoff, Chesnokov as well as composers of the Russian Diaspora.

Ivan Penev performed Dumka by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff's Moment Musical No. 4

For the first time ever in Scotland we performed the cantata John of Damascus by Sergei Taneyev (1884).

The Pan-Orthodox Liturgy

March 17th 2019 - 10.00 am

Russkaya Cappella sang at the  Romanian Orthodox church in Shettleston, Glasgow, on the Pan-Orthodox Liturgy. 

Glasgow Music Festival

March 12th 2019 - 7.50 pm

Russkaya Cappella took part in the annual choir competition at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

We performed pieces from Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

We were awarded second place.

Maslenitsa Celebrations

March 9th 2019- 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm 

Russkaya Cappella sang Russian folk songs at the Maslenitsa (Shrovetide) celebrations in the Glasgow Russian Orthodox School at  Kelvin College- East End Campus (2 Hankhill Road, Glasgow G31 3SR). It was a fun evening with songs, performances, folk dance, games and of course traditional pancakes.

Vespers in Memory of Dr Stuart Campbell

January 31st 2019 - 7.00 pm

On January 31st there was Vespers in memory of Dr Stuart Campbell at 7.00 pm at Glasgow University Chapel. (Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Chapel Corridor (South), West Quadrangle, Glasgow G12 8QQ) The service was led by the Church of Scotland with Orthodox elements added to it. There was singing from Russkaya Cappella and Glasgow University Choir.

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The Annual St Mungo Service

January 13th 2019 - 4.00 pm

The service took place in Glasgow Cathedral (Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0QZ).

Russkaya Cappella sang "The Glorification of St Kentigern" (Znamenny chant and arrangement by N. Kedrov Jr. ) and “Only begotten Son” by D. Bortniansky.

 

Celebration of St Kentigern in the Mitchell Library & Christmas feast

at the Russian Orthodox School

January 12th 2019 - 12 pm and 3.00 pm

Children's Singing Studio performed songs with the help of singers from Russkaya Cappella

 

Pan-Orthodox Christmas Concert

December 23rd 2018 - 7.00 pm

Russkaya Cappella took part in a Pan-Orthodox Christmas concert at the The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Luke the Evangelist in the West End of Glasgow. The repertoire consisted of Christmas carols, both Russian and Ukrainian. The new group of children from the Russian Children Singing Studio (age from 4 to 9) sang with Russkaya Cappella for the first time. 

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Christmas Concert

December 8th 2018 - 2.00 pm

Russkaya Cappella performed at Renfield St Stephen's Parish Church, Glasgow.

This festive concert consisted of Christmas and Winter themed music. The programme included music used in the Russian Orthodox Church, choral settings of classic Russian poems, and a selection of festive Christmas songs, carols and wassails.

 

Charity Christmas Concert - Hospices of Hope

December 2nd 2018 - 3.00 pm

The Old Church, Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, ML9 3LB

Russkaya Cappella performed a Christmas concert on behalf Stonehouse Sessions for Hospices of Hope, a charity focused on alleviating poverty in Eastern Europe.

Waitrose Carol Singing

December 1st 2018 - 1.00 pm

Russkaya Cappella kicked off the festive season with cheerful Carol singing at the Waitrose in Milngavie.

 

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Summer Concert in Memory of Stuart Campbell

June 9th 2018 - 6.00 pm

Glasgow University Chapel

Under the direction of Svetlana Zvereva, Graham Hair and John Gormley​

Russkaya Cappella together with " Scottish Voices'" vocal soloists presented a programme of music from the Russian choral repertoire and contemporary work by Stuart’s peers and colleagues. Russkaya Cappella sang two parts of Sergey Taneyev’s cantata “Ioann Damaskin” and Kastalsky’s “Agnus Dei”, the set of Sergey Rakhmaninoff’s pieces and Nikolay Cherepnin and Sergey Prokofiyev compositions for the choir a cappella.

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Orthodox Easter Worship

April 6th-7th 2018

Orthodox Easter worship in Govan Old church (Glasgow)

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Glasgow Music Festival

March 13th 2018

Russkaya Cappella took part in the Glasgow Music Festival in Wellington church situated in the West end. We won the second prize. 

Requiem Mass for Stuart Campbell

February 16th 2018

Russkaya Cappella sang at the funeral of their musical director at St Bride's Episcopal Church

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The St Mungo Festival Service

January 14th 2018

The service took place in Glasgow Cathedral (Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0QZ).

Russkaya Cappella sang "The Glorification of St Kentigern" (Znamenny chant and arrangement by N. Kedrov Jr. ) and Rakhmaninoff's "Bogoroditse Devo"

 

Lunchtime Christmas Concert

December 16th 2017 - 1.00 pm

Under the  direction of Svetlana Zvereva

Russkaya Cappella performed at Renfield St Stephens Parish Church 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP

 

Carols and Carillons - Christmas Concert

December 10th 2017

The concert took place in Dunblane Cathedral with the Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ensemble

 

Carol Singing in Milngavie

December 9th 2017

Russkaya Cappella sang Christmas carols in the Waitrose in Milngavie.

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The Centenary of Russian teaching in the University of Glasgow

December 7th 2017 - 7.30 pm 

Glasgow University Memorial Chapel

Conducted by Stuart Campbell and Svetlana Zvereva 

The Centenary of the Russian Revolution: Music from the Time of the Earthquake

June 11th 2017 - 7.30 pm

Hyndland Parish Church, 81 Hyndland Road G12 9GE

Part of The West End Festival

Kastalsky Requiem excerpts, soldiers' and workers' songs, folksongs and music for solo piano. Russkaya Cappella with the McOpera Ensemble and soloists Susan Sheldon, Alexey Gusev, Ivan Penev 

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The Centenary of the Russian Revolution: Music from the Time of the Earthquake

June 10th 2017 - 1.00 pm

Renfields St Stephen, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP

With participation of pianist Ivan Penev

Recording Sessions: Kastalsky’s Requiem

February-April 2017

Memorial Chapel, the University of Glasgow

 

Christmas Concert

December 12th 2016

Renfield St Stephen's Parish Church, Glasgow

 

Carol Singing in Milngavie

November 26th 2016

Russkaya Cappella sang carols in Waitrose, Milngavie

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Reception at the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh

June 10th 2016

 

Rachmaninov: His Musical Forebears and Offspring

June 5th 2016 - 7.30pm

Hyndland Parish Church, Part of the West End Festival

 

Rachmaninov: His Musical Forebears and Offspring

June 2nd 2016 - 7.20pm

Bearsden Baptist Church

Rachmaninov: His Musical Forebears and Offspring

May 29th 2016, 7.00pm

Helensburgh Parish Church

 

Music for Voices, Pianos and Percussion

March 13th 2016 - 7.00pm

Glasgow University Concert Hall, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Music by Sviridov (in honour of his centenary) and forerunners première of Graham Hair: Creation Russkaya Cappella, Scottish Voices and instrumentalists.

​Concert sponsored by: The Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies,

University of Glasgow Scottish Voices

 

The Exhibition: The Language Show Live Scotland

March 11th 2016

Glasgow Exhibition Centre (SEC Centre)

 

Christmas Liturgy

January 6th 2016

St Mary’s Church, York

 

Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Glasgow Russian Orthodox School

November 15th 2015 - 4.00pm

Kelvinside Academy, 33 Kirklee Road, Glasgow G12 0SW